Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members –

Silverton High School is a place where all students are welcomed, valued, and celebrated, and we will continue to move forward together to celebrate and hear the stories of all members of our community.

We do not support and will not tolerate hate speech or discriminatory behaviors. Celebrating the accomplishments of marginalized groups does not diminish the accomplishments of anyone else. Rather, doing so lifts valued members of our community and offers our community and nation an avenue towards healing.

We will educate students on the importance of learning the whole story of our history.

We will recognize the struggles and achievements made by all members of our nation.

We will include and celebrate all students.

Together, we will continue to work towards a more inclusive environment and will encourage thoughtful, respectful dialogue in open, honest conversations that are free from hurtful and demeaning behaviors and comments.

Sincerely,

Ed John
Interim Principal
Silverton High School